Jan. 30, 2014
The B1G Triple Dual includes Minnesota, Purdue, and Wisconsin
@Gophers_Swim • follow on Twitter for live updates from the dual meet
Meet Coverage • http://www.purduesports.com/livestats/c-swim/
When • Friday, January 31, 6:00pm CT | Saturday, February 1, 12:00pm CT Where • Boilermaker Aquatic Center | West Lafayette, Indiana
Schedule of Events •
Friday, January 31:
5:30pm CT, Diving Competition Begins Women’s 1-Meter and Men’s 3-Meter Diving
6:00pm CT, Swimming Competition Begins
200 Medley Relay
Men’s & Women’s 1-Meter & 3-Meter Diving
800 Free Relay
Saturday, February 1:
12:00pm CT, Swimming & Diving Competition Begins
200 Free Relay
Men’s & Women’s Platform Diving
400 Free Relay
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin • Minnesota last competed against Wisconsin earlier this season in Madison. The Gopher Men took down the Badgers 220-150. The Hatanaka brothers both claimed wins for Minnesota in the day's border battle. Junior Brandon Hatanaka placed first in the 400 IM. Younger freshman Nick Hatanaka followed suit by placing in the 100-yard breaststroke. Manny Pollard won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events during that meet as well.
Minnesota vs. Purdue • The last encounter between the Boilermakers and the Gophers was during last year’s B1G triple dual. Minnesota beat Purdue 209-144. Among the highlights, CJ Smith won the 500-yard free.
Ranks • The Golden Gophers are going into this weekend with a 6-1 record, undefeated in the Big Ten Conference. Minnesota is currently ranked No. 14 according to the NCAA. In comparison, the Purdue men are ranked No. 17 and Wisconsin is not ranked.
Gophers Add Three All-America Honors
Minnesota's 400 free relay broke a 12-year-old record, and McHugh and Barnard added points.
Barnard, McHugh Earn All-America Honors
Minnesota had two scorers and a school record on Day 3 of the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis.
Minnesota Competes in Five NCAA Events Thursday
The Golden Gophers had three individual events and two relays on Day 2 in Indianapolis.